How a Scrappy French Newspaper Is Roiling the Election Campaign – Wall Street Journal (subscription)

PARIS—Le Canard Enchaîné’s front page on Jan. 25 was filled with standard fare for the French satirical weekly newspaper: Jokes about hapless Socialist politicians and a lament for the country’s dwindling bistros.

The big news was tucked inside, on page three: A scoop that revealed conservative French presidential candidate François Fillon had paid his wife hundreds of thousands of dollars in public funds.

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